Iran Foreign Ministry stressed that US’ policy of maximum pressure ended in failure, as it slammed a draft resolution on human rights put forward by the Canadian government at the United Nations.
Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh pointed to the sense of frustration that US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is experiencing after defeat of Washington’s plots against Iran.
The outgoing US state secretary’s frustration is understandable as “his max pressure policy reached a max failure,” Khatibzadeh said in a tweet on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, the spokesman decried Ottawa for its “instrumental and political use of international mechanisms,” he said in a statement carried by Tasnim news agency.
“It is regrettable that some countries, including Canada, use human rights and its international mechanisms as a tool to advance their objectives and political ambitions,” he said.
“Such unconstructive actions not only will not help promote the status of human rights and respect for human rights at the international level, but will only trigger moves to form negative clichés against, and attach political stigmas to independent countries,” the Foreign Ministry’s website quoted him as saying.
“We condemn and regard as lacking any legal grounds and effect the move by the Canadian government and other sympathizers of the resolution, which is a clear example of abusing lofty human rights concepts and values in order to achieve short-sighted political objectives,” the spokesman added.
Source: Iranian media